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The Carthax sector covers a large spatial area and is therefore divided into a number of sub-sectors. Although each sub-sector is generally self-governed, overall administration of the sector is carried out from Pillarus Prime. Sector government comprises a senate headed by the Imperial Governor and including representatives from the various Adeptus, representatives of the various sub-sector governments, and prominent trade bodies.


(Listed alphabetically)

  • The Al-Gheri sub-sector - Large sub-sector at Eastern border of Sector. Oldest region of Carthaxian space.
  • The Avaris corridor - A small centrally located sub-sector, concealed from most of Carthax by a combination of massive interstellar dust clouds and severe warpstorms. The only known safe route inwards is Ariepate's Path.
  • The Cuir sub-sector - Located to the north-east of the main Carthax sector, this region was discovered in the Nakt Crusade of late M32, and is officially considered part of the Carthax sector.
  • The Valmerine sub-sector - a cluster of systems towards the Carthax sector's spinward boundary, bordering the Atrean Frontier.

Major Regions[]

Within the sub-sectors are a number of spatial regions that are known of across the sector. These areas represent astronomical locales, quite often isolated by channels through the warp. While thought of as part of a greater whole, some of these these regions may receive sub-sector designation in their own right once more Imperial control is devolved to their locales.

(Listed alphabetically)

  • The Antonine cluster - a star cluster to the spinward edge of the Cuir sub-sector. The Cold Trade in xenos artefacts is centred here.
  • The Atrean Frontier - a cluster of worlds branching off from the Valmerine sub-sector, and extending below the galactic plane along the border between the Carthax and Harkania sectors. Until recently, the Atrean Frontier was cut off from the Imperium by Warp Storm Dardanos, and despite the region's many dangers, for some it represents opportunity.
  • Bassit's Gulf - a narrow and long region that snakes around between the five others that make up the Al-Gheri sub-sector. Its capital system Avoniaz is both a major trading hub and "second home" to the Imperial Navy in the Sector due to its incredibly stable warp routes to many of the other sub-sectors.
  • Dioklesian Nebula - A stellar remnant on the border between the Al-Gheri and Cuir sub-sectors. Originally investigated as a source of rare elements, but now accepted as one of the most dangerous warp hazards in the sector.
  • Far Carthax - the western most region of the Al-Gheri sub-sector, bordering The Wilderwest. Unfavourable warp conditions make travel difficult and there are a number of uncharted systems yet to be catalogued by the Explorator Fleets.
  • The Gaugtel stars - a region of unexplored space on the edge of the Carthax Sector. No ship entering the region has ever returned.
  • Greater Pillarus Core - the commercial and political hub of the sector, residing in the north of the Al-Gheri sub-sector. Home to sector capital, Pillarus Prime.
  • Hydronus Landing - the first systems conquered by House Hydronus on the sector's discovery, including the first sector capital, Carthage. Hydronus Landing is now considered part of the Al-Gheri sub-sector.
  • Lesser Pillarus Core - a small and sparsely populated region of the Al-Gheri sub-sector.
  • The Nomad Stars - a vast, untamed region to the trailing edge, cut off from humanity by great warp storms apart from a single tenuous opening called the Throat.
  • The Onus region - Vast tract of inhospitable systems on the southern fringe of the sector, famed for its still-bountiful raw mineral deposits and unforgiving climates.
  • Prastian Straits - a region on the southern edge of the sector renowned for difficult warp navigation, and the sector's most populous system, Colossus.
  • The Wilderwest - the most western point of the Carthax sector, extending beyond the light of the Astronomicon and into the Halo stars.